Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program in the College of Education and Human Development prepares graduates to become effective administrators and visionary leaders. Students learn the skills required to lead organizations, manage change, and apply research and theory to real-world problems.

Executive Educational Leadership EdD program courses are taught by faculty with both academic credentials and experience as practitioners. Coursework combines the theoretical and methodological foundations of academic research with an applied focus, allowing students to develop the professional and interpersonal wisdom needed to successfully manage change in complex organizations. Graduates are well prepared to lead schools, school districts and organizations and possess the skills required to conduct, interpret and evaluate research and data, diagnose and resolve organizational challenges, and create programs and policies that affect learning success.

This cohort-based executive graduate program consists of a fixed set of courses offered in a specific sequence, and all students in each cohort take the same courses in the same sequence. Courses are offered one weekend per month to accommodate the schedules of working professionals.

All courses within the Executive Educational Leadership EdD program are offered at Temple University Center City. The program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis; students may complete the program in three years.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Doctor of Education offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,184.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,513.00 per credit

View the full cost of attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


For more information about this program, the College of Education and Human Development, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Phone: 215-204-8011


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